It's Official! Self Represented Litigants are OUT. Litigants in Person are back IN.
And I have PROOF. Which is good, because I've been chasing my tail trying to track the source of the rumours trickling out and beyond working out there was some form of guidance being circulated around the judiciary, and being told that the MoJ were terribly exercised by the fact that LiP was a term used in primary legislation (although scarcely) I had drawn a blank.
So, here it is. March 2013 guidance for the judiciary from the Master of the Rolls, Lord Dyson. I'm not sure what it is Annex A of, but it has been pinged around this morning. Could someone forward it to Lord Neuberger? I don't think he got the memo before his interview earlier this week.
Remember campers, the most important thing when preparing for the flood of LiPs forecast in the months to come is knowing what to call them. Name your fear people. Name your fear.